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Old 12-25-2017, 12:49 AM
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Terrible idea or no big deal?
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based on my first ever thread (and post) on the ao, it's no big deal. not sure if advice from 16 years ago still applies now or not though.

wait, which one is the law one? they were 2A and 2B in my day. pretty sure they are the same now though, just different names.
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No big deal. I took EA2F and then EA2L. Passed both on the first try.
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I am also thinking about EA2F before EA2L. The booklet does say "The EA-2 (Segment F) examination presupposes knowledge of the topics covered in the EA-1 and EA-2 (Segment L) examinations." But from what I hear from coworkers, its not a ton of information.

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I am also thinking about EA2F before EA2L. The booklet does say "The EA-2 (Segment F) examination presupposes knowledge of the topics covered in the EA-1 and EA-2 (Segment L) examinations." But from what I hear from coworkers, its not a ton of information.

https://www.soa.org/Files/Edu/2017/f...am-booklet.pdf
Theoretically, anything from EA-2L could show up on EA-2F (although not tested as a stand alone question, just part of a funding question that requires that specific knowledge of a 2L topic). From a practical standpoint, there are some basic issues from 2L that would be likely to show up on 2F, such as basic benefit limit calculations under IRC section 415 or basic top heavy minimum benefit calculations, both of which affect the accrued benefit (or projected benefit) that can be funded for. My study materials (and I assume Rick's as well) includes a description of those basic calculations (certainly not as much detail as is needed for 2L) along with examples, and that should be enough to get you through the 2F exam. (Emphasis on "should", since you never know what might show up from the 2L exam -- it's just a fact of life that many IRC sections are interconnected.)
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